Civil Rights & Municipal Liability Defense

Civil Rights & Municipal Liability Lawsuits

Government entities are not immune to lawsuits; in fact, they are frequent targets. Even when suits are frivolous or ultimately defeated, municipalities and their insurers are forced to bear the considerable costs of defending against claims.

McCabe & Mack LLP is a recognized leader in insurance defense, including government liability. Our law firm has represented national insurance companies that indemnify government bodies throughout the Hudson Valley and upstate New York. We likewise represent self-insured municipalities and other public entities in defending lawsuits.

Defense Counsel for Municipal Insurers

Cities, counties, school districts and their officials are often viewed by plaintiffs as having deep pockets — public coffers and lots of insurance. We understand the reality that lawsuits represent significant cost pressures for municipalities and their insurance carriers. Our insurance defense lawyers provide aggressive and strategic representation, and have experience defending:

  • Civil rights lawsuits for police excessive force, use of deadly force or Tasers, or false arrest
  • Employment discrimination and wrongful termination
  • Premises liability for slip-and-fall injuries
  • Auto accident liability, including road defects
  • Environmental damage
  • Reckless or malicious acts of municipal officials/employees

The team at McCabe & Mack LLP is well-versed in Section 1983 and other applicable federal and constitutional law, as well as the laws of New York, regarding statutes of limitations, notices of claim, consent to be sued and other issues specific to municipal liability claims. Our trial lawyers provide a thorough analysis of the claim and potential exposure, and will vigorously defend the claim or engage in negotiations. As a diversified firm, we can draw on in-house expertise in many legal disciplines, including personal injury and employer defense.

Representation of Self-Insured Municipalities

We have also represented self-insured government entities in defending against lawsuits brought by citizens, employees and nonprofit organizations.

Experienced Civil Rights & Municipal Liability Representation in the Hudson Valley

Located in Poughkeepsie, our firm practices in the state and federal courts of upstate New York. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.



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